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How to Make a Milkshake
How to Make a Milkshake

How to Make a Milkshake

If you love going to the local diner to order a burger with a side of fries and a sweet, creamy milkshake, but don't know how to make a milkshake that lives up to the diner standards, you're in the right place! Learning how to make a milkshake is super easy and quick — just as quick as making an actual milkshake. Most of our milkshake recipes take just 5 to 10 minutes to create with a few ingredients. Read on for tips and tricks on how to make a milkshake that is sure to impress everyone at a summer cookout, including yourself! After going over some milkshake basics, we'll go through the steps to making a milkshake without a blender.

Milkshake-Making Basics

Before you can create the perfect milkshake, you have to decide which type of milkshake to make. We have many milkshake recipes you can choose from to guide you. If you're looking for a chocolatey drink, we have plenty of chocolate milkshake recipes that take 10 minutes or less to complete. Additionally, several of our milkshake recipes, such as our Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshake recipe, include instant pudding to give the drink a sweet flavor and creamy texture. We'll tell you how to make a milkshake that contains chocolate pudding below.

If you're looking for a more fruity-flavored milkshake, try our Strawberry-Banana Milkshake recipe. For better-for-you cool drinks, try our delicious Easy Pudding Milkshakes. To see how to make a milkshake that is similar to a frappé-style drink, visit our Healthy Living Coffee Milkshake page.

How to Make a Milkshake: Ingredients and Tools

Now that you've chosen the right milkshake for you, the next step in learning how to make a milkshake is getting all the ingredients out. Most milkshakes include ingredients such as milk, ice cream, instant pudding and yogurt. You choose the extra add-ins, like chocolate sandwich cookies, candy pieces, fruit or a combination of extras, as listed in one of our milkshake recipes. Don't forget the blender (unless you're making one of our many milkshake recipes that don't require a blender)!

How to Make a Milkshake: Basic Directions

Follow the step-by-step instructions listed on all of our milkshake recipe pages. Several milkshake recipes call for you to mix ingredients in a tall glass and some instruct you to blend ingredients together in a blender. Other milkshake recipes, like the one presented below, instruct you to place ingredients in a large pitcher and shake it vigorously.

How to Make a Milkshake without a Blender

Chocolate Mud Milkshake

Step 1:

Take out all the ingredients you'll need:

  • 2 Tbsp. JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 JELL-O Gelatin Snack, any red flavor, flaked with a fork
  • 1 vanilla creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookie, crushed

Step 2:

Stir the chocolate pudding mix and the milk in a tall glass for 2 minutes.

Step 3:

Add the gelatin and cookie crumbs to the glass.

Step 4:

Mix the ingredients together well.

Step 5:

Serve the milkshake immediately because the mixture will thicken as it stands. You can thin the blended milkshake with a small amount of additional milk, if the mixture is thicker than desired. Enjoy!

Milkshake-Making: Final Tips

How to Make a Milkshake

After blending, mixing or shaking your milkshake ingredients together, serve the tasty drink immediately. Milkshakes made with pudding will thicken while standing, so stir in additional milk if the mixture is thicker than desired. If you're feeling adventurous, try topping your milkshake with chocolate syrup, whipped topping, a maraschino cherry or chopped nuts. Milkshakes can be served with a spoon or straw, depending on the thickness of the final creation. We hope you enjoyed learning how to make a milkshake with My Food and Family! For more cold beverage recipes, check out our Smoothies and Blender Beverage Recipes page, or our other recipes for smoothies and shakes.

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